“This [Take This Longing] is a Leonard Cohen song; if you don’t know it, you should. Shame on you!” Courtney Love

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But for all her [Courtney Love’s] shortcomings, she’s also a true fan, something that comes across throughout the performance, during her cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman,” and most poignantly during her first encore, Leonard Cohen’s “Take This Longing.” “This is a Leonard Cohen song; if you don’t know it, you should. Shame on you!” she scolds her fans, most of whom probably aren’t familiar with the song.

Excerpt from Courtney Love at the Ventura Theater by Michel Miller (VC Reporter: May 28, 2015)

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